Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Amy and Isabelle

Author: Elizabeth Strout
Stars: 2
Review by: patco81

Earlier work from the author of Olive Kitteridge, depicting small-town life through the eyes of mother and daughter. Rather bleak and sometimes leaden; at times I had to force myself to continue, wondering whether the book was going anywhere. None of the characters were likeable enough to care about - all seemed trapped in closets of their own creation. Although the writing was at times lyrical, the content was so overwhelmingly morose and melancholy, it was a relief when the book ended so the suffering of its people would end as well.

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